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A380 wings to be checked for cracks, EASA says

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A380 wings to be checked for cracks, EASA says

Post by Martyn20 on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:43 am

Twenty Airbus A380s will have to undergo checks for cracks in their wings, the safety regulator has said.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said the planes, a third of the current fleet, would undergo a "visual inspection" for cracks.

A few planes, which have carried out more than 1,800 flights, will need inspections within four days, it said.

Airbus said the cracks were not an immediate threat to safety. If cracks are found it will carry out repairs.

The problems could affect planes operated by Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Air France.

Link to BBC Story

This scares the hell out of me, I know these planes have tolerances and are designed to stretch and bend but bloody hell they are so new, they need to get this sorted out and off the news

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